Causes And Cons Of Race In Latin American History

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It is noted that through analyzing and comparing various historical narratives either about or related to race in Latin America there are many trends. Still, we see the largest change in the concepts used by former and modern historians. Although past and present historians have had to involve many social aspects in their concepts of Race in Latin American history past and present, Modern historians are able to use the many newer historical concepts available to them. These historical concepts are ones that due to postmodern popularity usually tie in with the social sciences. Historian Magnus Morner, a popular Latin American historian, believes when studying race relations a historian must heavily rely on other disciplines such
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Many of the works that were not biased were careful to use original terms when talking about race. The only exceptions are Caribbean vs. Central America. Where the terms mullatto and mestizo are popular in each respectively. Another large change we have seen in Race in Latin America over time is the study of cross country regions and separation of various areas of Latin America. It is common to find studies on Caribbean alone, South America, and Central America all individually. Something that has specifically come to my attention when viewing race in Latin American history is that more often than not it is impossible to separate race and study it isolated from concepts such as the state. While nation-state building is usually clearly defined in Latin American historiography race plays as a key element in the narratives and in definitions of statehood in …show more content…
Yet, many can see this as a misunderstanding, because historians are not just describing facts, they are creating narratives about what has occurred. Historians pose certain questions in order to create their narratives about history, mainly with race we get a history of it through the questions historians ask. That is significant in the Study of Latin American history as race has always played an important role. So what can we conclude on Race in Latin America from a historiographical perspective. We are not defining what race is or what happened, we are looking at the narrative. How has the narrative changed through time? What questions have Latin American historians posed on race? How have these questions and methodologies affected the outcome of their narratives? Has race itself created a bias in the historians’ narratives? These are all questions posed in the beginning that we have studied and answered. Again we can conclude that there is a constant shift in the way history is being viewed historians that study Latin American history and they have shifted towards the new methods, these new methods have exposed racial ideologies and how they have affected all the spheres of power in Latin America. These new methods have also allowed historians to involve other subjects in their historical narratives, for example postmodern perspectives

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